EXPERIENCE MORE OF
North East England LIVING LEGACIES THIS ROUTE COMBINES THE VERY BEST OF BOTH WORLDS TO GIVE YOU A TRULY FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE. Northumberland has more castles and fortified buildings than any other English County. Warkworth Village is dominated by the ruins of one of the best. A photo stop and refreshments in this charming Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, Tees Valley
Northumbrian village is a must. Then on to privately owned Howick Hall Gardens, once the home of Prime Minister Earl Grey and Earl Grey tea! The beautiful grounds are the result of Lord Howick’s travels
With so much to see and do it is sometimes
to the far flung corners of the world.
a daunting task to organise trips with
After lunch visit the delights of the Northumberland Coast and
practical day-length itineraries!
the coastal scenery around Seahouses and Bamburgh - simply
So, to make it easy, in addition to listing a
"MUST SEE" itinerary that gives a small taste
Visit the refurbished Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh village
of the wealth and breadth of attractions
and see the Victorian heroine’s memorial in the churchyard opposite
available, we also have an itinerary "planning tool" on our groups dedicated
before returning to NewcastleGateshead.
9.30am DEPART NEWCASTLEGATESHEAD AREA
or you can request the 'Tailored to Suit'
Route: A1 north - B6345 - Amble - A1068 - Warkworth
themed tour itinerary pack on
0870 428 0810. HADRIAN’S WALL COUNTRY
10.45am ARRIVE WARKWORTH Free time for refreshments/village shops 11.45am DEPART WARKWORTH Route: A1068 north - Lesbury - B1339 north - Longhoughton - follow
When does a place become part of you?
When you've walked in the footsteps of Roman Legions who lived here over 2,000 years ago.
Forays into the northern parts of Britannia having failed, Hadrian's Wall, built between 122 and 140 AD, became the northern border of the mighty Roman Empire. For almost 400 years, the Romans ruled England and evidence
brown signs for Howick Hall Gardens (near Craster) 12.15pm ARRIVE HOWICK HALL GARDENS
of their occupation still remains all around us. This World Heritage Site remains the centrepiece with many attractions to choose from along its 73 mile length from Wallsend in the east, through the beautiful Northumberland National Park to the Solway Coast in the west. This tour takes in some of these major attractions, in particular Chesters Roman Fort, Housesteads and Vindolanda but also introduces visitors to the historic town of Hexham with its 7th century Abbey, Old Gaol, museum and plenty of shopping
Optional guided tour by site guides on arrival
opportunities, especially antiques and some of North East England's finest regional food produce.
This tour is bound to "whet the appetite" to visit some of the many other splendid Roman sites and excavations located throughout the North East. Some sites are more easily accessible than others so it's best to plan carefully.
Lunch - Earl Grey Tearooms
MAIN PICTURE: HADRIAN'S WALL. SMALL PICTURES: 29 MILE FORT, ARBEIA ROMAN FORT.
Hadrian’s Wall, guarding the Northern Roman frontier, castles with enchanting tales to tell, miles of heritage coastline and pastoral countryside awash with country houses and villages filled with
about group travel
welcoming Northumberland character around every bend.
2.30pm DEPART HOWICK HALL GARDENS Route: B1339 - Embleton - Beadnell - Seahouses - Bamburgh 3.15pm ARRIVE BAMBURGH VILLAGE Visit Grace Darling Museum and Grace Darling Memorial 4.15pm DEPART BAMBURGH VILLAGE Route: B1342 - Waren Mill - A1 South - NewcastleGateshead 5.30pm ARRIVE NEWCASTLEGATESHEAD
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Published on Oct 1, 2009